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Cars underwater at Barclay St and West St - New York, NY - Aug 28, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

NYC Begins Clean-Up Of ‘Not Enormous’ Damage From Tropical Storm Irene

“We are seeing some very serious consequences of the storm, including flooding and downed trees and power outages,” Bloomberg said Sunday.

08/28/2011

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Company To Rent Out ‘Backyard Time Share’ On Lower East Side For $50 Per Hour

A New York City company is hoping to turn a little plot of green space into lots of green dollar bills.

08/04/2011

9/11 Tenth Anniversary Reflections in Battery Park - New York, NY - Aug 4, 2011 (credit: Steve Knight / WCBS 880)

Pop-Up Art Exhibit In Battery Park Pays Tribute To 9/11 Victims

Over 200 messages focused on peace, love and healing are strewn throughout the Garden of Remembrance in Battery Park as part of a new temporary art installation.

08/04/2011

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NYC Opens First Section Of East River Waterfront Esplanade

At the newly unveiled section, which features tables and benches, visitors can eat, read, use their laptop or simply take in the magnificent views of the harbor.

07/14/2011

The sphere sculpture from the original World Trade Center is seen in Battery Park - New York, NY - Jun 14, 2011 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Effort Underway To Return Iconic Sphere Sculpture To World Trade Center

Right now, the sculpture that once stood in the plaza at the World Trade Center can be found in Battery Park.

07/05/2011

American Flags (file / credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

John Michelotti Creates Flag Tribute To Victims Of 9/11 For 10th Anniversary

A man who had his life change unexpectedly on 9/11, but not the way you might think, has created a tribute for all to see in memory of the nearly 3,000 people killed on that day in 2001.

06/28/2011

Liz Fry before attempting to set the record for swimming the New York Harbor both ways from Manhattan to Sandy Hook, N.J. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Liz Fry Completes Round Trip Swim From Manhattan To New Jersey’s Sandy Hook

Fry, who battles asthma, also became the first swimmer—male or female—to complete a round trip of 35 miles when she swam back to Battery Park City in lower Manhattan on Tuesday night.

06/14/2011

A man uses free wireless high-speed Internet access on his laptop in Bryant Park (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

20 NYC Parks To Get Free Wi-Fi Service

The service has already started in three locations: Battery Park, Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx, and Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem.

06/09/2011

Marines with Special Marine Ground Task Force demonstrated the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (credit: Marine Corp New York/Flickr)

Marines Take Part In Fleet Week Festivities In Battery Park

Hundreds of Marines who are here for Fleet Week are taking part in Marine Day in Battery Park. Marines demonstrated weaponry, held pull-up competitions and posed for pictures with the public.

05/28/2011

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Neighborhood Residents Worry That Battery Park Could Become ‘Smoker’s Paradise’

Some New York city residents are furious about the Big Apple’s new smoking ban in public parks. Their anger, however, is not because they’re smokers – it’s because they’re not, and they’re worried that exceptions to the ban may make their neighborhood park a smoker’s paradise.

05/26/2011

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Walk Towards A Cure For Cystic Fibrosis In Battery Park

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is once again rallying together to raise money and awareness about the disease with their Great Strides Walk.

05/22/2011

The Statue of Liberty is seen from Liberty State Park - Jersey City, NJ - Jun 19, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Federal Government Shutdown Would Mean Closure Of Statue Of Liberty

The federally run Statue Of Liberty could be shut down this weekend along with the government if Congress fails to agree on a budget.

04/06/2011

Ederle Swim (credit: CBS 2)

Swimmers Brave Chill For NY-NJ Course

Swimmers followed Manhattan native Gertrude Ederle’s 17.5-mile swim course from Battery Park to Sandy Hook, New Jersey.

10/24/2010

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